Questions and Answers About Hadith Qudsi ~ Hi readers! Hadith Qudsi is one of the sources of Islamic knowledge. Hadith Qudsi is a type of word of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad. The coverage is very much. But, unfortunately, not many Muslims know about it. That’s why I wrote this article to explain some questions and answers about hadith Qudsi. So, if you want to know about it, then you should read this article to the end!
As for some questions and answers about hadith Qudsi, what I mean is as follows:
- What Is Meant by Hadith Qudsi?
- What Is Special About Hadith Qudsi?
- How Many Hadith Qudsi Do We Have?
- What Is the Subject Matter of Hadith Qudsi?
If there is a Muslim who asks you, “What is meant by hadith Qudsi?”, Then the answer is “the word of Allah that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad when he was sleeping or when he was not sleeping. Sometimes, the hadith Qudsi came down to him through the angel Gabriel. He then informed the Muslims with his own words. “
Specifically, we can understand the meaning of the hadith Qudsi in the explanation below:
الْحَدِيْثُ الْقُدْسِيُّ هُوَ إِخْبَارُ اللهِ مَعْنَاهُ تَارَةً بِالْإِلْهَامِ أَوْ الْمَنَامِ وَتَارَةً بِوَاسِطَةِ جِبْرِيْلَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ , فَأَخْبَرَهُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أُمَّتَهُ بِعِبَارَةِ نَفْسِهِ
The hadith Qudsi is that Allah informs the Prophet Muhammad about what He wants, sometimes through inspiration or dreams, and sometimes through Jibril alaihi as-Salam, then Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam informs his people using his own expressions (words).
That is the basic explanation of what is meant by hadith Qudsi. Muslims must know that.
What Is Special About Hadith Qudsi?
If a Muslim asks you, “What is special about hadith Qudsi?”, Then the answer is that what is special about the hadith Qudsi is the explanation of Allah, prayer, fasting, and ethics that are not found in the Quran and the hadith of Nabawi.
I say it is special because the explanation of divinity, prayer, fasting, and ethics in the hadith Qudsi is to complement the explanation in the Quran and the hadith. Thus, if we read the explanation about it all from three sources (Quran, hadith Nabawi, and hadith Qudsi), then we will have complete knowledge.
That is the basic explanation of what is special about hadith Qudsi. Muslims must know that.
If a Muslim asks you, “How many hadith Qudsi do we have?”, Then the answer is, that the number of hadith Qudsi is very large. But not all statuses of the hadith Qudsi are valid. In other words, there are hadith Qudsi that are valid or that we can accept the truth, and there are hadith Qudsi that are invalid or that we cannot accept the truth.
Thus, the number of hadith Qudsi is related to the results of the study of Muslim experts about it. For example, we can find an explanation of the hadith Qudsi in the book “al-Ittihafaat as-Saniyyah fii al-Ahadiits al-Qudsi”. The book was written by Muhammad al-Madani.
In the book, it is explained that there are actually some Muslim scholars who have written a book that contains hadith Qudsi. One of them is Ali al-Qari. He died in 1025 hijria. The number of hadith Qudsi that he wrote in his book was forty thousand hadiths.
That is the basic explanation of how many hadith Qudsi do we have. Muslims must know that.
If a Muslim asks you, “What Is the Subject Matter of Hadith Qudsi?”, Then the answer is divinity, prayer, fasting, and ethics. It is the general matter of hadith Qudsi. For this reason, if we read books on hadith Qudsi, then we will find explanations about the attributes of Allah, the prohibition of arrogance, fasting, and so on.
Some examples of matter of hadith Qudsi are as follows:
The hadith Qudsi about divinity that I mean is as follows:
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى : مَنْ لَمْ يَرْضَ بِقَضَائِيْ وَلَمْ يَصْبِرْ عَلَى بَلَائِيْ فَلْيَلْتَمِسْ رَبًّا سِوَائِيْ
Allah Taala said, “Whoever does not like to accept my decisions, cannot wait to accept trials from me, then he should seek a god besides me.”
The hadith Qudsi about the prohibition of arrogance that I mean is as follows:
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى : الْكِبْرِيَاءُ رِدَائِيْ وَالْعُظْمَةُ إِزَارِيْ فَمَنْ نَازَعَنِيْ وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا قَذَفْتُهُ فِيْ النَّارِ
Allah Taala said, “Arrogance is My clothes and greatness is My sheath. Whoever revokes one of them from Me, I will certainly throw him into Hell.”
Three: hadith Qudsi about fasting.
The hadith Qudsi about fasting that I mean is as follows:
قَالَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ : كُلُّ عَمَلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ لَهُ إِلَّا الصَّوْمَ هُوَ لِيْ وَأَنَا أَجْزِيْ بِهِ
Allah Azza wa Jalla said, “All the actions of the children of Adam are for him, except fasting. It (fasting) is for Me and I will reward it.”
Four: hadith Qudsi about prayer.
The hadith Qudsi about prayer that I mean is as follows:
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى : قَسَمْتُ الصَّلَاةَ بَيْنِيْ وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِيْ نِصْفَيْنِ , وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ . فَإِذَا قَالَ الْعَبْدُ ( الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ ) قَالَ اللهُ : حَمِدَنِيْ عَبْدِيْ . فَإِذَا قَالَ ( الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيْمِ ) قَالَ اللهُ : أَثْنَى عَلَيَّ عَبْدِيْ : فَإِذَا قَالَ ( مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ ) قَالَ : مَجَّدَنِيْ عَبْدِيْ . وَإِذَا قَالَ ( إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ ) قَالَ : هَذَا بَيْنِيْ وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِيْ وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ . فَإِذَا قَالَ ( اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيْمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِيْنَ ) قَالَ : هَذَا لِعَبْدِيْ وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ
Allah Taala said, “I have divided the prayer into two parts, and my servant gets what he has asked for.” If the servant says, “All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord who rules the universe,” then Allah said, “My servant has praised me.” If the servant says, “God is merciful and most merciful,” then Allah says, “My servant has praised me.” If the servant says, “The Lord who rules the Day of Judgment,” then Allah says, “My servant has glorified Me.” If the servant says, “I only worship you and only ask you for help,” then Allah says, “This is between me and my servant, and my servant has got what he has asked for.” If the servant says, “Show us the straight path, the path of those whom You have given pleasure to, not the path of those whom You have wrathed, and also not the way of those who have gone astray,” then Allah said, “This is belongs to my servant, and my servant gets what he has asked for.”
That is the basic explanation of the subject matter of hadith Qudsi. Muslims must know that.
Readers all! That is a brief explanation of some of the questions and answers about hadith Qudsi. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!
I think that’s all for this article. May be useful. Amen!
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